1. NejcZ's Avatar
    Hi, I have a problem with power button on my Omnia 7. It doesn't work, which is annoying, so I can only use Windows button to unlock my phone. Has anyone had that same problem? Button "clicks" but nothing happens. Is it a motherboard problem or would it be possible to fix that by myself? :)
    Anyways, phone is running W 7,5, and would like at least be able to lock it by myself. Is there a way to place (pin) a shortcut for locking phone to start?

    Thanks, Nejc
    10-13-2012 05:47 AM
  2. a5cent's Avatar
    It [the power button] doesn't work, which is annoying, so I can only use Windows button to unlock my phone.
    Hey NejcZ

    Assuming your Omnia 7 works like my Lumia 800 does, you can't use the power button to unlock your phone.

    power button = turn on | turn off | sleep & lock | wake up
    swipe up on screen = unlock

    Does your power button do anything at all, or is it completely dead?

    I am not aware of an app that allows you to pin a "sleep & lock" function to the start screen. As you might assume, that would be useless to everyone with a working power button.
    10-13-2012 07:50 AM
  3. NejcZ's Avatar
    Button is completely dead.
    Maybe with rooted phone?
    10-13-2012 08:43 AM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    If you've got defective hardware, which is what it sounds like, there is nothing you can do with software to fix it (like rooting).

    If you're still in the warranty period bring it back.

    The chances of being able to fix the device yourself are likely rather slim. A weak soldering point is something you might be able to fix, but more likely the switch itself is broken so you would need spare parts.
    10-13-2012 09:04 AM
  5. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Well you can still use the phone. Windows logo to wake up and if the phone's battery is dead , you can charge the phone and force it to turn on.

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    10-13-2012 09:07 AM
  6. NejcZ's Avatar
    I managed to set Search key to simulate Power button, using WP 7.8. Thanks anyways!
    10-17-2012 03:26 AM
  7. JoblessAwesome's Avatar
    how did you set the search key to simulatepower button?
    05-25-2013 10:43 PM
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